Jaime "el conquistador" Perez rey de Aragón
- Born: 2 Feb 1208, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc, France 160
- Marriage: Yolande of Hungary 160
- Died: 27 Jul 1276, Valencia, España at age 68 160
Another name for Jaime was Jaime "el conquistador" de Aragón.
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 160
Yolande of Hungary, died 12 Oct 1251, was the daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary and his wife Yolande de Courtenay. Yolande of Hungary married in Barcelona, 1235, James I, King of Aragón. James I, King of Aragón was born in Montpellier, 1 Feb 1207 and died in Valencia 27 Jul 1276. James I was the son of Pedro II, King of Aragón, Count of Barcelona and Gevandur and his wife María, Dame of Montpellier. James I and Yolande were the parents of Isabella of Aragón who married Philip III , King of France
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 105:29-30, 105A:28-29
• Web Reference: Jaume "el Conquistador" of Aragón.
James was born at Montpellier as the only son of Peter II of Aragon and Marie of Montpellier, heiress of William VIII of Montpellier and Eudokia Komnene. James first married, in 1221, Eleanor, daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England. Though he later had the marriage annulled, his one son by her was declared legitimate:
Alfonso (1229-1260), married Constance of Montcada, Countess of Bigorre
In 1235, James remarried to Yolanda, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary by his second wife Yolande de Courtenay. She bore him numerous children:
Yolanda, also known as Violant, (1236 - 1301), married Alfonso X of Castile
Constance (1239-1269), married Juan Manuel, Lord of Villena, son of Ferdinand III
Peter (1240-1285), successor in Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia
James (1243-1311), successor in Balearics and Languedoc
Sancho (1246- 1251)
Isabella (1247-1271), married Philip III of France
Mary (1248-1267), nun
Sancho, Archbishop of Toledo (1250-1279)
Eleanor (born 1251, died young)
James married thirdly Teresa Gil de Vidaure, but only by a private document, and left her when she developed leprosy.
James (c.1255-1285), lord of Xèrica
Peter (1259-1318), lord of Ayerbe
The children in the third marriage were recognised in his last Will as being in the line of Succession to the Throne, should the senior lines fail.
James also had several lovers, both during and after his marriages, and a few bore him illegitimate sons.
By Blanca d'Antillón:
Ferran Sanchis (or Fernando Sánchez; 1240-1275), baron of Castro
By Berenguela Fernández:
Pedro Fernández, baron of Híjar
By Elvira Sarroca:
Jaume Sarroca (born 1248), Archbishop of Huesca
Jaime married Yolande of Hungary, daughter of Andros II King of Hungary and Yolanda de Courtenay.160 (Yolande of Hungary was born about 1216 in Hungary, died on 12 Oct 1251 in Huesca, España 160 and was buried in Monastery de Santa María de Valbona.)